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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLincoln/100k peopleNew Hampshire/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35n/a (estimate)2,1191,1372,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)61126370
Vehicle theft2n/a121.166.5282.7
Property crime34n/a (estimate)2,0581,0111,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lincoln, NH

The Lincoln crime rates are 8.8% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 1 violent crimes in Lincoln (61 per 100,000 people), which is 83.6% lower than the national average and there were a total of 34 property crimes (2058 per 100,000 residents) which is 5.3% higher than average.

When assessing the total crime rate in Lincoln per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes within Lincoln, underscores the close alignment of reported crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

Lincoln has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 61 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Lincoln ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Lincoln reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Lincoln has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2058 property crimes in Lincoln, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lincoln?

What do the local residents think about crime in Lincoln? Well, based on a recent survey of 7 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 71% of Lincoln residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 29% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Lincoln a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Lincoln, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Lincoln presents a total crime rate that is 9% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Lincoln experiences an average of 0.1 daily crimes, comprising 0 violent incidents and 0.09 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Lincoln Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Lincoln. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Lincoln has decreased by 2.8%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 66.7%, while property crime has decreased by 3%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Lincoln.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lincoln

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Lincoln crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Lincoln has an unemployment rate of 0%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Lincoln crime rates. For instance, in Lincoln, the population density stands at 403.5 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Lincoln, 84.4% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Lincoln crime map

The Lincoln crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lincoln as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lincoln crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Lincoln crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Lincoln crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lincoln are 84% lower than the national average
  • In Lincoln you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lincoln is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lincoln has increased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Lincoln (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lincoln

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lincoln is 1 in 1652
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lincoln is 1 in 49
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lincoln is 1 in 48

        Year Over Year Crime In Lincoln (per 100,000 people)

        Lincoln police department

        Item Lincoln New Hampshire National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)141,969558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents8.42.43.3
        There are a total of 14 Lincoln police officers. This results in 8.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 251.6% greater than the New Hampshire average and 159.2% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in New Hampshire

        State Total offenders New Hampshire /100K National /100K
        New Hampshire2,616204266
        There are a total of 2,616 sex offenders in New Hampshire. This yields a total of 204 sex offenders in New Hampshire per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        North Woodstock, NH5801551,2441,399
        Mountain Lakes, NH6431671,3381,505
        Lisbon, NH8431211,3931,514
        Lincoln, NH1,086612,0582,119

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Highland, MD1,086161661821
        New Madison, OH1,0863872,3442,731
        Elkhorn City, KY1,085000
        Crescent Beach, FL1,085105633737
        Point, TX1,0876543,4844,138
        Lincoln, NH1,086612,0582,119
        Source: The Lincoln, NH crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.